LNPB Talks With Dr Achenbach About Diabetes In Pets

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Our very own resident Chauncy is diabetic, and went in for his checkup and blood work. While we were there, we took the opportunity to speak with Dr Achenbach, VMD, with The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks, about diabetes in cats and dogs. We cover warning signs, treatments, and diet requirements. This video, along with our previous post covering diabetes in dogs here, covers this topic very thoroughly.

A couple of important take aways from this interview:

  1. Pets with diabetes can live long, happy lives with proper care
  2. Pet owners need to be diligent and pay close attention to changes in their pets
  3. A proper diet and weight management are important
  4. It is very important that insulin is administered at the same time every day (12 hours apart)
The Dr mentioned to us that one of the leading causes of death in pets with diabetes is euthanasia due to cost of care.

For more information on warning signs of diabetes and more, please click here.